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October 24th, 2012
06:56 AM ET

San Francisco Giants & Detroit Tigers face off in game one of World Series tonight – SportsIllustrated.com's Maggie Gray has a preview

It’s what baseball fans have been watching and waiting for the past few weeks: the World Series.

The San Francisco Giants and the Detroit Tigers will be playing the first game of the World Series tonight. The Giants made it to the World Series after a stunning seven game win against the Saint Louis Cardinals Monday night. They’ll be facing the Tigers’ starting pitcher, the reigning American League MVP Justin Verlander. But, it’s after an upset to New York Yankees fans, especially amid trade rumors surrounding Alex Rodriguez, who won’t see their team play in the series.

This morning on "Early Start," SportsIllustrated.com anchor Maggie Gray joins John and Zoraida with a preview of tonight's game.

Last year’s Cy Young winner Verlander will come to head with the 2002 CY Young Winner Barry Zito on the Giants, who has “resurrected his career,” Gray says. “So you have these kind of balancing starting pitchers, one who’s really at the peak of his career right now, and one who’s trying to find that old spark that he had so many years ago.”

Zito will be a key player tomorrow night against the Tigers. “They say with baseball, your momentum is only as good as your next day’s pitcher,” Gray says. “Well, Justin Verlander is pretty good.”

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  1. Maureen

    What was that you said last night about Zerlander and that other team not matched? Hey you have some crow to eat. Don't ever underestimate the SF Giants! Don't opine when you don't know what you're talking about.

    October 25, 2012 at 1:54 am | Reply

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